European Union Naval Force Somalia
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
On Saturday 1 December, an EU Naval Force
Autonomous Vessel Protection Detachment (AVPD) handover ceremony was
held in Djibouti between Lithuanian and Serbian Forces in Djibouti.
Members of the Lithuanian Forces have spent the past four months
embarked in the World Food Programme (WFP) aid ship, MV Caroline Scan,
providing protection from pirate attack as the ship sailed close to the
Members of the Serbian Forces will now be embarked in MV Caroline Scan for four months.
Since the European Union Naval Force began providing protection to
WFP ships, none have been attacked by pirates and over 730,000 metric
tonnes of much-needed food aid has been safely delivered to the Somali
The AVPD handover ceremony was attended by Brigidier General
Vilmantas Tamosaitis (Lithuanian Forces), Brigadier General Ilija
Todorov (Serbian Forces) and WFP representative, Mr Jacques Higgins.
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